Ctrl Alt Rock

Ctrl-Alt-Rock – Christchurch covers band available for weddings, work functions, sports events, parties and private / public functions.

With a wide range of songs covering quiet acoustic numbers, funk, classic rock, metal and everything in between; you can be assured that Ctrl-Alt-Rock will have the right music to suit your occasion. Since forming in late 2008, they have built a strong reputation for vibrant, professional and energetic live shows.

Ctrl-Alt-Rock are fully equipped with professional standard sound gear to cater to most venues, along with the know-how to ensure they deliver the best sound experience possible.

The Brothers Grimm

 The Brothers Grimm is a five piece band from Christchurch, New Zealand, consisting of:
Adrian Cook – Bass Guitar / VocalsJimmy Taylor – Lead Guitar / VocalsDebi Lea Schwass – Vocals / Light Percussion The band plays a combination of Classic Rock, Boogie and Blues, also Contemporary, based on popular songs from the sixties through to the present. Some of the artists covered are:CCR, Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Guns & Roses, 3 Doors Down,HUnters & Collectors, The Angels, AC DC, ZZ Top, George Thorogood, Lynrd Skynrd,Doors, Metallica, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Cranberries, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crowe,Bonnie Raitt and many more. Because of the wide variety of music that the The Brothers Grimm (TBG) perform, it makes the Christchurch band an ideal choice for all occasions ie: outdoor events, festivals, hotels, clubs, private work such as coporate functions,weddings and parties etc.


The Band

Adrian Cook – Bass guitar / vocals

Adrian Brothers Grimm

Jimmy Taylor – Lead Guitar / Vocals

Debi Lea Schwass – Vocals / Light Percussion

Acoustic Solution

ACOUSTIC SOLUTION is the must have musical experience for almost any occasion. Versatile, professional, non-intrusive yet entertaining. Do you want to provide some musical ambience and a relaxed listen for your bar? Set the mood for your wedding, family celebration, birthday or work function?


ACOUSTIC SOLUTION’s combination of strong vocals and dynamic musicianship can provide a special ambience, with an unforgettable performance that is a cut above.

ACOUSTIC SOLUTION real songs, performed by real musicians with a passion for performance.

Sit back and relax as contemporary classics and an eclectic selection of favourite songs are given the ACOUSTIC SOLUTION treatment. It is a musical experience with a difference.

Relaxed listening, or engaging musical performance, with the ability to get a crowd on its feet


ACOUSTIC SOLUTION is available in multiple, dynamic formats:

A Duo with 2 guitars and lush harmonies

2 male vocals and guitars; or

1 male, 1 female vocal and guitar

The terrific Trio using guitar, bass, digital percussion and 3 vocals, including the unbelievable vocal talents of Bex Thompson, for a much more dynamic and exciting performance€¦a real treat! This is a Wedding and Corporate favourite as the new elements of disco / funk and dance material is added for the widest range of musical options


The Members of ACOUSTIC SOLUTION come from diverse musical backgrounds but share a passion for musical performance, professional entertainment and a great sense of humour! Between them is 100 years of experience in the Music Industry, from recording to sound engineering, touring and many thousands of performances!!

There is a wealth of experience and the members chose the Acoustic Solution format to share their love of playing and due to demand for the type of enjoyable and engaging performance that only Acoustic Solution can provide. We have fast become Corporate, Wedding, Cafe, and Bar favourites.

Damien Riddell Lead & Acoustic Guitars, Vocals

Ben Knowles Bass Guitars, Vocals

Bex Thompson Vocals



From 5 minutes to 3.5 hours maximum. ACOUSTIC SOLUTION have performed from just 2 songs at a wedding through to a whole afternoon in a café or a whole night at a Corporate Function. Sets are generally 45 minutes with a 15 minute break; but if the crowd is happening, we keep on playing. Latest end time is 1am; later finishes subject to negotiation.


Inside or outside! As long as there is a safe, reliable power supply and at least 3sqm of firm, level, space. ACOUSTIC SOLUTION supply their own sound and lighting equipment requiring up to one hour to set up.

Will They Be Too Loud?

Any acoustic instruments used do have to be plugged in to be heard, however, ACOUSTIC SOLUTION are easily able to cater to your listening level requirements from a background to conversation, through to full tilt boogie!

Whatever your venue, or event, consider the Trio as your first option a much more engaging performance!

ACOUSTIC SOLUTION can provide the means for your favourite listening selection to be played during the event. ACOUSTIC SOLUTION sound equipment is not available for DJs or other performers to utilise.